Winner: Apartment interior of the year 2022. Proctor and Shaw has designed the Shoji Apartment in London, United Kingdom.
This project was a study in materiality, transparency and enclosure, conceived as a prototype for micro-living in existing housing stock characterised by a constrained footprint but traditionally generous ceiling heights.
Poky and uncomfortable cellular rooms are replaced by a generous multi-functional living space arranged around a translucent sleeping pod, influenced by Japanese Shoji screens.
By cleverly stacking accommodation in a single height volume, additional floor space is conjured by designers Proctor and Shaw to provide a real sense of luxury and design quality, just 29sqm in area.
Judges comments: "This is a highly innovative solution to the treatment of a challenging space that retains all the functionality of a normal apartment. We would definitely accept an invitation to dinner!"
Designer: Proctor and Shaw
Project: Shoji Apartment